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Births

Births Announced

Bence: Jacob Bence and Kristin Skaggs of Walnut are the parents of a son, Jace Lee John, born Aug. 18 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. He was welcomed home by a brother, Justin, 1. Maternal grandparents are Ronald and Janice Skaggs of Walnut. Paternal grandparents are Kenneth and Sharon Bence of Princeton.

Dressler: Brandon Dressler and Alyssa Peña of Princeton are the parents of a son, Gabriel Chase, born Aug. 11 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Lisa Wealer. Paternal grandparents are Jeanine Dressler and Derek Dressler. Great-grandparents are Joseph and Karen Falk and Lou and Kate Emge.

Liebe: Nicholas and Melissa (Salsman) Liebe of Princeton are the parents of a son born Aug. 18 at Illinois Valley Community College in Peru.

Smucker: Joshua Smucker and his wife, Elizabeth Stygar, of Troy are the parents of a son, Edwin, born Aug. 9 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Paul and Mickey Stygar of Collinsville. Paternal grandparents are Don and Cynthia Smucker of Tiskilwa. Great-grandparents are Alvin and Marjorie Smucker of Tiskilwa and Edward Nestler of Spring Valley.

Ponce: Matt and Lisa (Howard) Ponce of Spring Valley are the parents of a son, Owen Howard, born Aug. 12 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Grandparents are Dale and Becky Howard of Peoria, and Ed and Peggy Ponce of DePue.

Towne: Joseph Towne and Mary Troxell of Ohio are the parents of a daughter, Mary Jo Anne, born Aug. 16 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. She was welcomed home by three siblings, Anthony, 7, Leia, 5, and Duncan, 1 1/2. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Mary Troxell of Walnut. Paternal grandparents are Caleb Towne Jr. and Amy Lanxon, both of Princeton.

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